[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Sun May 17 09:24:07 MST 2009

Am 17.05.2009 um 16:10 schrieb Greg Hellings:

> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Manfred Bergmann  
> <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:
>> Am 17.05.2009 um 14:54 schrieb Dmitrijs Ledkovs:
>>> 2009/5/16 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
>>>> I'm wondering whether it might end up being simpler to create a  
>>>> Python
>>>> (or whatever your chosen portable scripting language is) GUI  
>>>> wrapper for
>>>> the SWORD utilities, that people run locally on their own machine,
>>>> rather than a web UI for a central server?  Login authentication  
>>>> already
>>>> exists on the user's machine, there is no need to move possibly  
>>>> large
>>>> files back and forth, no worries about whose files they are,  
>>>> multiple
>>>> users at once are handled by the users OS (on multi-user OSes  
>>>> only, of
>>>> course), etc.
>>> I guess we love python too much.... Cross-platform with correct
>>> widgets toolkit it will look native on all platforms.
>> There is no widget toolkit that really has a native look&feel on  
>> Mac except
>> Cocoa.
>> Well, there is RubyCocoa or PythonCocoa bridge but using that means  
>> it is
>> not cross-platform anymore.
> You could perhaps make the framework in Python and then plug-in
> PythonCocoa so someone else could plugin a PythonGTK or PythonQt
> interface overtop?

That's an option, indeed.
I'm beginning to like it. But still, extry work would be needed by  
others to create UIs on top.
I think it would be a good compromise for all OSes.


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